|Dataset full name:||National Survey of Early Childhood Health|
|Summary||The NCHS is a CATI based survey fielded in 2000 that provides baseline data on pediatric care and its impact from the parents' perspectives at the national level. Questions focus on pediatric care delivery to families with children under 3 years of age, and the promotion of young children’s health by their families. The interview asks whether the child has experienced asthma, ear infections, eczema/skin allergies, and food/digestive allergies, as well as whether the child has special health care needs.|
|Key Terms||Early Childhood Health, State and Local Area Integrated Telephone Survey (SLAITS), pediatric care, health provider contacts, quality of care, child development|
|Sponsoring Agency/Entity||Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)||Health conditions/Disability measures|
|Disability Measures||NA||Measures/outcomes of interest|
|Topics||Healthcare Utilization, Parental Perception of Pediatric Care, Interactions with Healthcare Providers, Family Interactions and Home Safety, Parental and Child Health, Financial Welfare and Health Insurance, Demographic and Household Information||Sample|
|Sample Population||Households containing children ages 4-35 months|
|Sample Size/Notes||2,068 interviews|
|Unit of Observation||Individual|
|Geographic specificity||Census Bureau region||Data Collection|
|Data Collection Mode||Survey|
|Data Collection Frequency||One-time survey||Strengths and limitations|
|Strengths||Study supports preventive healthcare model. Spanish translation of questionnaire administered where necessary. Provides parents' perspective on pediatric care, child's development and abilities. Sample collection method designed to ensure representation from all geographic areas of the United States and oversamples black non-Hispanic and Hispanic minority populations.|
|Limitations||Very limited disability and medical condition information. Parental concern measures regarding child development/abilities may not reflect child development issues but rather parental issues.||Data details|
|Data Access Requirements||Public Use Dataset|
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